Fall 2023

Fall 2023

In October, Haviland will bring a group to the Jazz Forum in Tarrytown, NY, to perform music from his second release, Something to Say, as well as some new material. Look for other dates to be added soon.

Spring 2023

After celebrating his new release, “Inside the Song”, Matt will rejoin the Water Gap Jazz Orchestra in May for a concert in May. This group was founded by the late, great Phil Woods and continues to thrive under the artistic direction of Matt Vashlishan, a Woods protégé and long-time member of the group. 

Straight No Chaser Podcast 770: A Talk With Matt Haviland

Jeffrey Siegel hosts the award-winning jazz podcast “Straight No Chaser.” For this episode, recorded 10/28/20, Jeffery invited Matt to talk about his latest solo release, Something to Say, including the top-notch group he put together, insights about the music, and why it’s all about the feeling. Musical selections include the original compositions “Graham Benjamin” and “Fillet of Soul.”

New Life: Peter Leitch’s New Life Orchestra

I’m thrilled to be a part of this recording, released as a double CD in late October 2020, featuring Peter’s brilliant compositions and arrangements a unique 14-piece ensemble. He gets a fantastic range of colors from flute, guitars, brass, reeds, arco bass, and piano trio. Check out this early press review.

A New Track from Bill Mobley

Bill asked me to play on Please Stay Cool in the summer of 2019, released later that year as a single. Bill’s music is always imbued with soul and intelligence, whether he’s composing, arranging, or playing trumpet. Brilliant! You can find it here.